We are Sarah Thornberry, a Project Development Worker with Blue Skies Initiative and Archways - an illustrator and graduate of NCAD and Jess Tobin a Youth Worker with St John Bosco Youth Centre - an illustrator, street artist and graduate of NCAD. We are also sisters. For approximately 18 years (on and off) fulltime for 10 years we have been using art in our work with both young people and adults. Through our work we have been able to see the benefits of using visual art and there are so many! The wonderful thing about art and creativity is that it can be tailored to a group or person, but most importantly for us it is what creating art can offer both intrinsically and extrinsically.